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Rainbow Falls, Hilo

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Visit Wiluku River State Park to witness Rainbow Falls, the 24 m (80 ft) waterfalls famous for the magnificent rainbows that shine through their mist. These falls, know to locals by their Hawaiian name, Waianuenue, rush down over a lava cave, which is considered to be the home of the ancient Hawaiian goddess Hina. At the foot of the falls, wild ginger and monstera plants surround a large pool. Naturally, the rainbows are especially strong after a rainstorm. See Rainbow Falls and all Hilo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hilo trip maker .
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  • Went to Rainbow falls on an islnad tour. This was a wonderful area to get out and enjoy ourselves. The falls are not real tall but beautiful. As an added bonus, at the top of the falls, to the side an...  more »
  • Beautiful waterfall near Hilo, very accessible by car. It is recommended to go in the morning to hope to see the Rainbow
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  • We stopped here for pictures and a short hike to the top of the trail. Great pictures can be taken from the bridge which is easy to access. The hike is easy if you have good mobility. I got good pictu...  more »

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Where to stay in Hilo

A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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